WIMPOLE STREET, LONDON
Coca-Cola’s dazzling London base on Wimpole Street in London’s West End is a celebration of the company’s heritage, in a building dating from 1812, which was formerly the home of the Royal Society of Medicine. The interior was stripped right back to incorporate decorative ceiling features using tin tiles imported from the USA by Andy Thornton Ltd.
This prestigious address in the heart of central London replaces the company’s previous offices in Hammersmith and houses around 300 Coca-Cola employees from across Europe.
In the main dining area, decorative metal tiles have been used in recessed ceiling areas to break up the surface. Painted in the Andy Thornton finishing department in an antique white, the tiles have been heavily distressed to look vintage and to complement other materials and finishes. The tiles also perfectly complement the industrial-style lighting specification and the open-plan air circulation system. The result is a working environment which draws on the vibrant energy of the organisation, providing uplifting and motivating spaces for staff and visitors to work, meet, collaborate and socialise.